This is your Real Nashville In-Studio Education

Real studio eduation. Real studio connections.


From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, apprentice under a legendary Audio Engineer in the studio. Learn in the trenches and on the job to take your dream to the professional level.

Audio Engineering Details

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Apprentice under a legendary audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry. Take your existing skills to the next level while building connections.

Advanced Audio Details
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Our Alternative to Audio Schools in Nashville

Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:

Building Relationships

With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.

Audio Software

Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, and/or Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Our Tuition

Program Tuition Financing
Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production 12,200
Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production 12,200

Meet Some of Our


Recording Connection Students on the Inspiration Behind their Tracks!

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Recording Connection mentor Don Heru on Having the Right Vibe

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Dax Liniere on Micing Up Drum Kits, Finding his Way, and Learning from the Greats

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Preparation Meets Opportunity for Recording Connection grad Diego Ayala

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Recording Connection mentor Jonathan Rego on his Journey from Audio Engineering to A&R

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How Morning Estrada Got Working with Trinidad James and Chart-Topping Producers and Artists

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Recording Connection student Spencer Breidenbach on Finding his Path

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Recording Connection mentor Matt Young on Hiring from Within and the Secret to his Success

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Nashville Studio

School News

Jumping in with both feet: Chingas Kemps moves to Nashville

“Chingas checked out some Nashville schools, but ultimately decided on the Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools because it would enable him to learn on-the-job in a real Nashville studio. “Having the option to be with a mentor instead of just being one of 15 or 20 in a class,” he says, “that spoke to me the most.”

Chingas soon found himself apprenticing with a seasoned industry pro in Nashville: producer/engineer Ric Web (Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift) at South Street Studios. He experienced the benefit of one-on-one instruction almost immediately as he began to see the gaps in his self-taught experience.

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Music Scene in Nashville

While there are several Nashville audio engineering schools from which to choose, the Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools is a program that gets you inside an actual Nashville recording studio, working and training as an audio student apprentice (extern) as you learn recording, audio engineering, and mixing. Make no mistake: the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Nashville is by apprenticing inside a Nashville recording studio–and we’re the recording school alternative that can put you there.

Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to an audio engineering trade school when you can spend far less money and go to our alternative to audio engineering school in a real recording studio. Get on the inside track, learn directly from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our alternative to audio engineering school is one of the smartest, most cost efficient programs on the market today.

It’s called “Music City, U.S.A.” for a reason.  Long recognized as the country music capital of the world, Nashville is actually one of the world’s biggest hubs for the music industry in general. While country music certainly dominates the musical landscapes, there are hotbeds of rock, punk, hip-hop, gospel, folk old-time and even R&B throughout the city as well.  Icons like Jimi Hendrix and Etta James have roots here, just the same as the Carter Family and George Jones.

As is to be expected, Nashville is known not just for its recording studios, but for its incredible live music scene. Everyone knows about the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium (and more recently, The 5 Spot, thanks to ABC TV series Nashville).  But there’s also the Bluebird Café, Rocketown, Mercy Lounge, The Basement, and innumerable others.  Just outside the Ryman, music fans can take their pick from dozens of venues within walking distance along Second Ave. and Lower Broadway.  There’s definitely no shortage of venues in Nashville, let alone musical acts to play in them. (Nashville is to aspiring musical artists as Hollywood is to aspiring actors!)

Of course, Nashville is the ‘Mecca’ of country music, heralded by the four-day CMA Music Festival held each June, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and of course, Opryland USA. Each of these landmarks and events create great opportunities for music fans to hear their favorite artists, but for the musicians and industry professionals themselves, the real work goes on in Nashville’s recording studios, where some of the best-selling music in the world is recorded, produced, and mixed on a daily basis. Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools puts you in the heart of the action.

When you enroll in the Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools, an established studio becomes your personal classroom, and an accomplished industry professional becomes your personal mentor. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from an accomplished professional, practice on industry-current equipment, and sit in on recording sessions with some of the most successful musicians in the world. Best of all, you’ll have the chance to meet and connect with lots of industry pros while you prove your skills in the studio.

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With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.

Contact Us

Recording Connection Externship in

1900 Church Street, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 933-3370

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Mo-Sa 11:00 - 20:00

The Nashville

Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools is an Audio School Alternative


Learn Audio in Nashville!

Since we're in Nashville you don't have to relocate. You can do your externship with your mentor who's locally based. It makes no sense to leave Nashville in order to get working in music. Learn in-industry with us.

The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Learn on Industry Standard Gear with Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools.

Commercial audio studios exist in a highly competitive industry. With the Recording Connection, you'll learn at just such a studio. You will get hands-on access to the professional equipment your mentor uses to make quality tracks.

Many school's have outdated gear. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Learn In a Real Recording Studio, Not a Classroom.

Nashville has one of the most vibrant music industries in the world. So why settle for learning audio and music production in some isolated classroom? The best place to learn this business is from inside a real recording studio. That’s exactly where we put you. Not in a classroom.

Learn right where music gets made. Advantage: Recording Connection.


One-on-One Instruction From a Mentor.

You can learn the craft and the business of the industry as an extern to someone who actually works in it day in, day out. That's why we pair you with a real Nashville producer/engineer for one-on-one training.

With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.


We Take a Holistic Approach.

Simply put, encountering techniques, practices, and tricks of the trade from inside a recording studio is a more holistic way to learn the craft. Seeing and learning the how's and why's in-tandem enables students to achieve practical know-how.

Learning hands-on and in-studio just makes more sense.


Job Placement Assistance.

Many of our apprentices are offered jobs in the studios where they completed their externships. The Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools offers job placement assistance upon completion of the program.

Learning the ropes in-industry can help get you hired by the pros. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Recommended By the Pros.

There’s a simple reason why so many professional audio engineers and music producers recommend our programs, they know they work.

We have endorsements from some of the best in the business. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Insider Status.

Gaining "insider status" is one of the biggest hurdles newcomers face in this business. But with the Recording Connection, you’ll be inside from day one. We get you in the door, and we give you the opportunity to prove you deserve to be there.

The other guys are on the outside looking in. Prove you deserve to be there.Advantage: Recording Connection.



Stuck on an assignment or project? Not to worry. Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools offers tutoring to help guide you through the curriculum.

Tutoring to help you learn. Advantage: Recording Connection.



Ask anyone in this business, and they'll tell you connections are a key to your success. By putting you where the action is happening, our programs give you access to make the connections that can one day help jumpstart your career.

Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.